You Have a Daughter

You have a daughter
To be rich like this is lavish
A woman who will always be your child
Her eyesight and the breath you made
That you can touch with thought

And the thought of water as this summer turns to sea
You share with her some blue light
You believe her whispers
Never separate from your hearing and your eyes
She is your evidence you are responsible and not responsible

Look at the wide line of the incoming sea
Look at the footprints being soon erased
As water comes to take the marks
And meld them back to sea

And when the water dries from bodies
Thoughts with dance subside into a kind of sleeping
Fast asleep's a lovely contradiction

And the motion of the thinking lasts
Unreasoned feel lost to sea